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Hong Kong’s retirement fund industry has discussed streamlining the administration for managers and members since 2014. The eMPF platform planned for 2025 is set to resolve a major “pain point”.
Japan's state pension fund announced changes to its manager lineup for active foreign equities with 19 new mandates; Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund may see a double-digit rebound in 2023; and more.
The outlook for 2023 is cautiously optimistic given the recent performance of Hong Kong and Chinese equities, which account for about 25% of the pension fund's total assets.
A strong rebound in performance in November - likely to continue in December - could save the retirement scheme from experiencing the worst-performing year on record.
Hong Kong officials plan roadshow to woo wealthy families in the Middle East and Europe to set up investment offices in the city; Japan's GPIF has hired its second overseas real estate manager; Singapore's GIC extends investments in Australian logistics; and more.
Weekly investors roundup: Hong Kong's MPF starts digital push; Ontario Teachers targets Indian hospitals; KIC confirms new CIO
The first batch of pension providers, including China Life, will join Hong Kong’s MPF’s new electronic platform next year; Ontario Teachers' Pension acquires majority stake in private hospital chain in India; head of Korea's sovereign wealth fund's investment strategy and innovation division is named its new chief investment officer; and more.
Extreme market conditions explain some, but not all, of the reasons for the sharpest contraction in Hong Kong’s retirement fund since 2008 - reforms are needed to the 22-year-old system.
Weekly investors roundup: GIC commits to green hydrogen; Taiwan pension funds start year with losses
Singapore's GIC has taken part in an equity syndication program to finance the world's largest green hydrogen platform in the world; Taiwan pension funds reported investment losses in the first four months of 2022; AIA Singapore has teamed up with Franklin Templeton to launch a shariah global diversified fund for Muslim investors.
Weekly investor roundup: Singapore's GIC leads $240 million fundraiser for Grafana Labs; Korea's Mutual Aid Fund to issue a $328 million real estate …
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC is leading a $240 million Series D funding round for open source technology company Grafana Labs; South Korea’s Yellow Umbrella Mutual Aid Fund is seeking managers for a $328 million real estate mandate; Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) posted HK$76.2 billion loss in the first quarter of 2022, and more.
Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund recorded investment losses for 2021 as local and mainland Chinese equities underperformed, but experts eye other headwinds for the coming year.
The development of ESG funds in the MPF system is still in its infancy, and experts say there will have to be a comprehensive education programme before it gains traction